Looking into time in Dorchester

If you look hard, whilst walking around Dorchester town centre, you can see evidence of the Roman and Saxon history. I wonder what unseen histories I have captured in these window reflections.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

This week, the challenge from the inventive WordPress, Daily Post is ‘On top’. We can take the title literally or metaphorically so, as I have committed myself to six images per post, here is a mixture of both.

Literally, this young seagull is ‘on top’ of the rigging on this fishing boat; no doubt looking for his next easy meal.


This proud dad must be feeling ‘on top’ of the world as he tentatively watches his wife settle ‘on top’ of their eggs.


Watching this air-sea rescue helicopter, it seemed as if they were ‘on top’ of the situation.


Looking at this litter ‘on top’ of the water in the harbour left me feeling ‘bottomed out’ about some people’s attitudes to their environment.


By the time we’d climbed to the top of Korfe castle, we felt ‘on top’ of the world (apologies for the terrible clichés).


And, saving the best until last, heading west this week, we stopped off in Bournemouth to drag #2 son away from his studies for a couple of hours to buy him breakfast.

  • I felt ‘on top’ to see him and know that he is happy and thriving.
  • Furthermore, I took this photo with an old 1970s Zenit 11 that I purchased at a boot fair on Saturday for a tenner and was ‘on top’ when I got the disc back from the developers to discover that the camera worked – or more impressively, as the camera has no light meter, to discover that I had correctly exposed all the photos… Next time, I’ll try and focus on my subject too.
  • And finally, as I had snapped the film roll when rewinding it (because I did it wrong), I was ‘on top’ to learn that the developers could still extract it from the camera.




6 Of and Off charing Cross Bridge

This is the second time this year I’ve turned up to a place thinking I knew it but when I got there it had changed. Like the old iron bridge that is now all shinny and glass that I visited in Shoreham this year, Charing Cross bridge has undergone a facelift. What was an old, dark, Victorian, cast iron structure is now a sailboat like structure of white poles and rigging. I like Victorian architecture but this is beautiful too.

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